Weekend Covid update for our area

As with most other places, cases of Covid-19 are now dropping in Cornwall/Devon.

The interactive map for the seven days to 31st January tells us:

Total cases for Cornwall dropped to 867, while in Devon, the figure was 617. Torridge numbers dropped to 24.

Bude, Poundstock and Kilkhamtpon, Holsworthy, Bradworthy and Welcombe, Hartland Coast, and Crackington and Tintagel are all now data suppressed (below 3 per area) which is brilliant news.

Camelford and Tresmeer sit at 8, while Launceston had 16.  There are still clusters in Cornwall, just as Bodmin East which had 43 cases, while Looe and Polperro rose to 22.  Fowey area was also up, to 35 cases.

Estimated R number for the healthcare region of South West

0.7 to 0.9 with a daily infection growth rate range of -6% to -2% as of 5 February 2021.


On 31st January, no one was admitted to North Devon General Hospital with Covid-19 and in the week to 5th February, there were no Covid related deaths (within 28 days of a positive test) in Torridge.

In Cornwall, there were 6 deaths within 28 days of a positive Covid test as reported on 5th February, 33 in the last seven days, a drop.


As of Thursday, 4th February, the UK had given a first jab to nearly 11 million people and is aiming to reach 15 million vaccinations by 15 February.






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